Freedom of Information (FOI) request

What is the Freedom of Information Act?

The Freedom of Information Act is an Act of Parliament passed in 2000, which has been introduced and implemented in a rolling programme.

It has been created with the specific aims of:

  • Promoting a culture of openness and accountability amongst public authorities by providing people with rights of access to the information held by them
  • Facilitate better public understanding of how public authorities carry out their duties, why they make the decisions they do and how they spend public money

Further information on the Freedom of Information Act can be found at the Information Commissioner's Office website.

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How to submit a request

Make a freedom of information request

What Happens If You Are Not Satisfied with the Response You Receive

If you have concerns or are unhappy with the response you have received, you should ask for a review of the decision within 40 calendar days of receiving your response. You can do this by:

Make a Data Protection enquiry

If you remain dissatisfied following a review then you can contact the Information Commissioner's Office (ICO).

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